02: Every Member Ministry – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : As members of the body of Christ, each of us has a personal ministry in the sharing of what He has done for us, and a responsibility to support the local and worldwide work of evangelism. [Teaching plan for “Every Member Ministry” April 9, 2012] 1. Have a volunteer read 2 Corinthians … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Every Member Ministry
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Read for This Week’s Study: Eph. 4:12, 2 Cor. 5:15–20, John 4:35–41, 1 Thess. 1:5–8, Acts 14:27. Memory Text: “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9, NKJV). Key Thought: Too … [Click to read more …]

Further Study: Defining Evangelism and Witnessing
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Think about your personal testimony and make sure that you are able to give it when the opportunity arises. Take some time to sit quietly and consider what areas of church life you enjoy being involved in or that you would consider being involved in if you were asked. Write them down. You may be … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Sharing God’s Love in China
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Deng1 Deng is a Global Mission pioneer in eastern China. She dreamed of starting a house church in her elderly mother’s home in a village with no Adventist church. Deng traveled to the village twice a week to share God’s love with her mother’s neighbors. She ministered to the elderly and the sick whom she … [Click to read more …]

01: Defining Evangelism and Witnessing – Thought Starters
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“Gentlemen,” the speaker said, “I mean Ladies and Gentlemen.” He nodded to two women sitting on one side of the room. “We are here to discuss the basics of an outline that will soon become the operating plan for the new School of Evangelism and Witnessing at the University of Adventists.”1 Nobody said anything. “Before we begin, I … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Our Job Description
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Read 1 Peter 3:15. What is this text teaching us about witnessing? How does it fit in with what we have been looking at so far? 1 By now we have considered evangelism and witnessing sufficiently in order to be able to suggest what we deem as an adequate biblical job description. We don’t need to create … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Telling Our Stories
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As stated earlier, the most powerful witnessing a believer can do for Jesus is to share his or her personal testimony. That is, the sharing of what God has done for me and how He has affected my life and experience. Usually a personal testimony is expressed in three distinct sections. The first part is … [Click to read more …]